January 22, 2019 Subject:
Amazing and moving
This is an amazing documentary. Very honest in what it shows (deaths and routine life in their camp were not shown). The 48-day trek over the Zagros mountains from Anatolia to the summer pasture in Iran was absolutely epic. I give credit to the people on the trek, including the film crew. I even give credit to the goats and sheep, cattle, donkeys, horses and hard-working dogs which managed to haul themselves over that mountain, pushed from behind by the tribe's women, in some cases, carried on the backs of men or carried by young children in others. The captions of this silent film reflect its era, but aren't that racist. The 1920s-era humor was quaint. Grass is right up there with Nanook: a classic.